“If authenticated…Modi government is heartless”: Subramanian Swamy explodes in anger after video of Indian soldiers being tortured by Chinese goes viral

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BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has lashed out at the Centre’s Narendra Modi government after a video of Indian soldiers being tortured by Chinese troops went viral. Although the date and place of the video is not yet known, the outspoken BJP parliamentarian launched a tirade against his own party’s government.

Swamy tweeted, “If authenticated then it is a horrible sight and Modi government is heartless. Why Modi government did not give any State honour ceremony to the Galwan battle dead? For Pulwana non battle deaths of CRPF jawans [the bus carrying them was blown up], there was nation wide mourning.”

In the viral video, Chinese troops could be seen parading blind-folded Indian soldiers, who also appear to be injured.

At least 20 Indian soldiers including one Colonel B Santosh Babu were killed by the Chinese soldiers last year after they reportedly attempted to push the enemy troops away from the Indian territory. According to the Indian army, as many as 76 soldiers were assaulted by the Chinese army.

Many believe that the current video has been made viral by the Chinese army to embarrass India. The video was shared by a Global Times journalist, who wrote on Twitter, “The People’s Liberation Army is the most civilized military force in treating prisoners of its enemies. Those Indian soldiers and officers in the video will agree with me.”

Modi had promised to teach China a lesson while running for the prime minister’s office in 2014. However, his claims have turned out to be hollow as his government remained a mute spectator when China occupied a large swathe of Indian territory in the Galwan valley last year.

More recently, there were reports that the Chinese troops transgressed five km across the Line of Actual Control or LAC in August this year. The reported transgression by the Chinese army took place in Uttarakhand’s Barahoti region, North of the Nanda Devi biosphere reserve.

Neither the Indian government nor the Indian army have reacted to the viral video.